Just to demonstrate how mad our Health Servive has got, East Grinstead Hospital is abolishing its Air Ambulance Helipad in favour of making twenty or thirty new car parking spaces, which will give it an extra £50,000 a year in revenue. Sod the patients who may die because of it, of course.
Several other hospitals in Kent are considering doing away with helipad facilities for the same reason. Kent Air Ambulance think it's mad, as it inevitably means they have to land further away from a hospital. You really couldn't make it up, could you?